Posted by chris caravella on 09 AUG 2004 08:52:27
Try using the italian white pages on-line at http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html
You need to enter a value for "cognome" which is last name (in this case Saltalamacchia) and for "dove" which is where you want to search (in this case Ustica).Then just hit the "cerca" (search) button.
Another fun tool is the surname distribution map at http://gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/
Simply type a l ast name in the "cognome" box and click on the red arrow.A map of Italy will appear showing where that surname is found (as listed in the white pages).
If you find a useful addres then simply write to those folks in English and see what happens.Best of luck.